Yoruba (YORB)

YORB 170 Elementary Yoruba I

The Elementary Yoruba I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Nigeria and the diaspora/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Yoruba. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilibilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Yoruba II course materials. Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Awoyale

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

YORB 171 Elementary Yoruba II

The main objective of this course is to further sharpen the Yoruba linquistic knowledge that the student acquired in level I. By the end of the course, the student should be able to (1) read, write, and understand simple to moderately complex sentences in Yoruba; and, (2) advance in the knowledge of the Yoruba culture. Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Awoyale

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisite: YORB 170

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

YORB 270 Intermediate Yoruba I

Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Awoyale

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

YORB 271 Intermediate Yoruba II

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Course usually offered in spring term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

YORB 370 Advanced Yoruba I

Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Awoyale

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

YORB 371 Advanced Yoruba II

Prereqisite: Offered through Penn Language Center

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Awoyale

Course usually offered in spring term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

YORB 486 Yoruba Language and Culture

Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center

Taught by: Awoyale

Course not offered every year

Prerequisite: YORB 370 AND 371

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

YORB 487 Yoruba Language & Culture II

Taught by: Awoyale

One-term course offered either term

Prerequisite: YORB 370 AND 371

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit